bagasse


ba·gasse

noun \bə-ˈgas\

Definition of BAGASSE

:  plant residue (as of sugarcane or grapes) left after a product (as juice) has been extracted

Origin of BAGASSE

French
First Known Use: circa 1826

ba·gasse

noun \bə-ˈgas\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BAGASSE

: plant residue (as of sugarcane or grapes) left after a product (as juice) has been extracted

bagasse

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Fibre remaining after the extraction of the sugar-bearing juice from sugarcane. The term was once applied more generally to various waste residues from processing plant materials. Bagasse may be used as fuel in the sugarcane mill or as a source of cellulose for manufacturing animal feeds. Paper is produced from bagasse in several Latin American countries, in the Middle East, and in all sugar-producing countries that are deficient in forest resources. It is the essential ingredient for the production of pressed building board, acoustic tile, and other construction materials.

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